Selected Talks, Papers and Publications


  • Invited Talk, The Early Electric Guitar, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Wichita, KS, May 2008
  • Paper, "The Miessner Matter" - Miessner Inventions Inc and the Development of the Electrical Musical Instrument Market. 37th Annual AMIS Meeting, Cantos Music Foundation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 29 May - 1 June 2008
  • Article, George Breed and his Electrified Guitar of 1890, Galpin Society Journal LXI
  • Review, The Electric Guitar: A History of an American Icon, Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society XXXIV


  • Paper,  Re-examination of the Rickenbacker Frying Pan, the First Electric Guitar, 36th Annual AMIS Meeting, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 27 June - 1 July, 2007
  • Invited Talk, The Rise of the Electric Guitar, 1890-1940, Rock Chic exhibition, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, 11 January, 2007
  • Article, Who Invented the Electric Guitar, Rock Chic exhibition catalogue
  • Invited Talk, The Electric Guitar, Born to Rock exhibition, Harrods, Knightsbridge, London, 3 March, 2007



  • Paper, An Early American Guitar, or a Later European One?, 34th Annual AMIS Meeting, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, 19 – 22 May, 2005